Mar 1, 2016 - Announcement
This class is designed to introduce safe essential oil application in homes with pets and kennels. Animal-owners and guardians will learn natural methods to enhance well-being in their animals. This class is perfect for individuals new to essential oils and those who have already integrated oils into their lives.
Support animals with aging or performance challenges and enhance training capability. Great for owners of family dogs, sports competitors, rescue personnel, and more!
1-1/2 Hour Presentation about Essential Oils
1/2 Hour Presentation about Urban Mushing
Preregistration is required.
|HEART Presents Diane Garrod: Canine Emotional Detox
Join HEART as we learn about stress release for the challenging dog from the creator of Canine Emotional Detox, Diane Garrod. In this two day workshop, Diane will lecture and demonstrate Days 2 & 3 of this protocol with 6 Working Teams consisting of a handler & a behaviorally challenged dog. Each day will include lecture and 3 working labs. Participants will have the opportunity to explore this amazing program that incorporates a whole health approach to training by using multiple tools including low-stress training and exercising, bland diets, massage, TTouch, nosework and simple puzzle games.
Registration is now open.
Event Dates: Sat & Sun, April 23 & 24
|HEART Kicks Off 2016 With Sheldon!|
|A Good Dog That Dislikes Strangers|
HEART Teams Assess & Recommend Training Approaches
For their first meeting of 2016, HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance hosted Sheldon, a 7+ year old Chihuahua mix, and his humans. Sheldon’s mom & dad, both former members of the U.S. military who heard about HEART through the Pets for Vets program, have struggled to help Sheldon overcome growling and biting strangers and others who “get in his space”.
HEART News & Announcements
HEART is seeking 4-5 active members to serve on our Marketing Committee. The Marketing Committee will create and execute marketing materials and programs to increase HEART visibility in the Kansas City community.If you are interested, please Click Here to contact the Marketing Committee.
Nov 30, 2015 - Announcement
The Puppy Jake Foundation is hosting renowned biologist, animal behaviorist and trainer, Ken Ramirez. The two-day event will be at the Holiday Inn Suites in West Des Moines, IA. Early registration closes December 1, 2015.
|Suzanne Clothier Sees the HEART Of Kansas City Positive Dog Trainers|
HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance hosted award winning author and pioneering animal behaviorist Suzanne Clothier for two wonderful days of lecture and hands-on workshop on October 17 & 18. Through stories, videos and masterful demonstrations, Clothier taught the importance and techniques of patiently and accurately observing a dog’s actual behavior, assessing environmental and physical factors that might be influencing that behavior, and only then prescribing a behavior plan. On Day 2, she worked with 4 dogs to demonstrate techniques for assessing behavior and as case studies for behavior modification techniques.
While HEART members learned much from Suzanne, we were humbled and heartened by Suzanne’s own words about her time with us in Kansas City, and she graciously agreed to have her Facebook post shared here.
|Chicken Training Is No Picnic... Except At A HEART Picnic!|
|Melissa Laub Demonstrates Clicker Training With Chickens And Hosts The Annual HEART Potluck|
Melissa Laub, owner of KC K9 Coach, demonstrated use of clicker training techniques with chickens to HEART members at the September 27 meeting of the HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART). Laub, a member of HEART, hosted the meeting as well as the annual member potluck picnic at her Kansas City area farm.Read More
Aug 1, 2015 - Announcement
HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART) is excited to welcome Suzanne Clothier who will present her seminar See the Dog: The Elemental Questions on Saturday and Sunday, October 17th and 18th. Suzanne is widely respected for her holistic Relationship Centered Training approach to dogs and the people who love them. She is an award winning author and her book Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs has received wide spread praise from every corner of the dog world, including twice being included in the Wall Street Journal’s list of Top 5 Dog Books.
July 21, 2015 - News
Heddie Leger of The PawZone! was the featured speaker at the July 20 meeting of the HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART). Leger, a longtime member of HEARTand a well-known member of the Kansas City area training community spoke to fellow HEART members about the Dog Scouts of America (DSA). Dog Scouts of America provides excellent opportunities for training professionals and pet owners to spend quality time with their pets in structured situations to develop new skills for both dog and handler. HEART members from around from around the Kansas City metro area attended.Read More
June 22, 2015 - News
HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART) hosted renowned biologist and animal behaviorist, Ken Ramirez for a weekend of education about animal behavior and training, conceptual learning in dogs and other animals, social integration of dangerous and aggressive animals, and behavior training as a tool to aid in animal conservation.Read More
May 18, 2015 - News
Laura Hills of The Dog’s Spot Dog Training Center was the featured speaker and host of the May meeting of the HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART). Hills, a longtime member of HEART and a well-known member of the Kansas City area training community spoke to fellow HEART members about K9 Nose Work®.
Mar 17, 2015 - News
At their March meeting, members of HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART) learned about the new Kansas City chapter of Pets for Vets from Chapter Co-Director and organizer Avery Shahandeh. Pets for Vets helps heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing that veteran with a rescued shelter animal specifically selected for compatibility and then trained as a companion animal for the vet. The goal is to save a shelter animal who might be facing euthanasia and to train them to help returning vets having difficulties transitioning back to civilian life.
Jan 19, 2015 - News
Debra Murray, owner of SmartyPaws, was the featured speaker at the January meeting of the HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART). Murray, a member of HEART since 2011, a veteran dog trainer, and a Licensed Presenter and trainer for the Dogs & Storks® and Dogs & Toddlers® programs spoke to fellow HEART members about the transition problems faced by families as they move from a pet-only family to baby/toddler-&-pet family and programs to help them.
HEART has trainers and other pet professionals serving the entire Kansas City metro and surrounding areas.
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